Day 1

AIX: Transport and Logistics – Monday 28 September
08h30 to 09h00

Registration & coffee

09h00 to 10h30
Africa Transport Overview
To what extent is private investment relevant in the existing African environment?
• Overview of role transport infrastructure plays in facilitating broad economic development
• What ICA research into funding flows tells us about the sector
• Transport corridors and priority projects – the public sector view Integrating infrastructure expansion with supply chain businesses
• Private sector investment and PPP potential
• The extent of private equity investment into African transport infrastructure and logistics

Morag Baird
Senior Infrastructure Adviser, European Investment Bank

Steven Gray
Director, Lonrho Infrastructure

Michael Kane
Infrastructure Specialist, Secretariat of the Infrastructure Consortium for Africa (ICA)

Steve Cameron
Vice Chairman, Business Council for Africa

Julia Prescot
Partner, Meridiam Infrastructure

10h30 to 11h00
Project Snapshot

A project session to put ideas into practical perspective. Gain first-hand insights about the investment strategies and opportunities. What are the challenges of developing complex transport projects that include local, regional and international investors?

Johny Smith
Chief Executive, Walvis Bay Corridor Group

Craig Sillars
Mining & Infrastructure, UK Trade & Investment

11h00 Coffee

11h30 to 12h30
Shared-use Infrastructure
Leveraging mining and other extractive industry-related investment for infrastructure development.
• The market opportunities – helping to create backbone infrastructure
• Shared-use versus integrated development
• Regulatory issues
• Impact for other sectors such as agribusiness, construction

James Dobbin
Chief Exective Officer, Dobbin International

Sean Gorman
Executive Director, HCF International Advisers

Glen Ireland
Founding Partner, InfraShare Partners

Roland Janssens
Deputy Managing Director Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund

12h30 Lunch

13h30 to 14h30
East Africa Focus
• EAC priority projects
• Regional transport corridors: unlocking landlocked countries
• LIFT: logistics innovation for trade
• Dar es Salaam and Mombasa: private investments in existing port facilities on the Indian Ocean
• Standard Gauge Railway, Rift Valley Railways and the Nairobi Commuter Rail Project: a look at the different investment models

Glory Jonga
Vice President Southern and East Africa, CPCS

Silvester Kasuku
Chief Executive Officer, Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport (LAPSSET) Corridor Development Authority

Frank Matsaert
Chief Executive Officer at TradeMark East Africa

14h30 to 15h00
Logistics Snapshot
Investing in pan-African logistics operations against the odds.

Fabio Scala
Executive Board Member, Edgebold Capital

15h30 Coffee

SDG16h00 to 17h30
Africa Aviation: opportunities and challenges
Steer Davies Gleave are leading this session which will examine private led investments in Africa’s aviation industry and barriers to entry.
• Managing different investors, airline companies and government stakeholders’ expectations
• Developing local and regional aviation industry in Africa
• Unlocking the industry’s potential for future growth
• Examining development finance’s role in promoting investment

Peter Wiener
Associate, Steer Davies Gleave

Adefunke Adeyemi
Regional Head, Member and External Relations, Africa and Middle East, International Air Transport Association

Keith Kerr
Partner, Principal Airports and Airlines, Mango Aviation Partners

17h30 Evening Reception

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